Today is the winter solstice — the first official day of winter, the shortest day of the year, and the beginning of the slow climb toward spring’s renewal. Liz Harris has chosen today to release Paradise Valley, a Grouper 7″ featuring two new tracks. A-side “Headache” is a steady organic dream-pop churn that sounds like a sunrise; director Paul Clipson’s impressionistic video for the track premiered today Gorilla Vs. Bear. B-side “I’m Clean Now” is similarly sparse, warm, and all-consuming. Both tracks are sublime, and you can hear them below.
Paradise Valley is out now. Purchase it at Bandcamp.